Covenant Transport under fire for alleged work comp issues

| Wednesday, April 11, 2007

The trucking company that describes itself as “faith-based” isn’t commenting on news reports that it tried to get workers to waive their rights to worker’s compensation benefits.

According to The Associated Press, a judge has ordered Chattanooga, TN-based Covenant Transport to stop using a reportedly fake form that purportedly let workers waive their rights.

The judge acted after Tennessee labor department officials filed a complaint.

Worker’s compensation laws require employers to pay benefits covering a workers death or injury on the job, and according to labor department officials, cannot be waived.

Covenant legal counsel Doug Tagmeyer told “Land Line Now” on XM Satellite Radio that his company did not have a comment on the reports.

– By Reed Black, staff writer
reed_black@landlinemag.com

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